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Potato Podimas Recipe, Urulai Podimas Recipe

South Indian Potato Podimas – Tamil style Urulai Kizhangu Podimas recipe. With step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 4 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 teaspoon peanut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 inch piece ginger, finely minced
  • 3 medium sized onions, sliced
  • 6 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded coconut


  1. Wash and clean the potatoes and set aside. Cut the potatoes into two and steam the potatoes with 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker for exactly 3 whistles. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to settle naturally. Peel the potatoes and dice the potatoes into big chunks. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in the finely minced ginger and saute for a minute.
  3. Add in the onions and sliced green chillies. Saute the onions on a medium flame till the onions are soft and starting to brown.
  4. Add in the salt, potatoes and the shredded coconut. Saute for a minute more and toss well to combine.
  5. Serve the podimas with rice, rasam and sambar.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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